MSc PG Dip PG Cert Product Design

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc/PGDip/PGCert One year full-time or two years part-time.

Course Description

The MSc Product Design course at Cardiff Met is a practically based, taught Masters programme with excellent industry links and a focus on enhancing the employability of its graduates.

It balances the development of advanced practical design skills with academic rigour and applied research based on the current research activities of Cardiff School of Art and Design and the wider university.

Our Product Design Masters’ Degree will develop your skills and knowledge of human centred design, user testing, service design, creativity, and ethnographic research techniques.

You will also examine the social, legal, ethical and sustainability impacts of a range of design development approaches.

You will explore a range of current and leading theoretical and methodological perspectives, and develop an advanced understanding of physical, perceptual and cognitive principles in design.

Entry Requirements

You will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a design discipline (based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning or assessed Accredited Prior Experiential Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study.

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Programme Funding

A range of bursaries, scholarships, loans and grants are available. Please visit website to find out more.

Student Destinations

The course is principally aimed at enabling students to develop their careers in the world of professional product design and development. A key advantage in achieving this aim is the industrial placement module.

On completion of the course, graduates may expect to find employment in design consultancies or manufacturing companies anywhere in the world.

Your study with us will enable you to develop professional contacts, observe how successful practitioners make their living, and hone your skills and ideas for commercial and professional advantage. Such cross-disciplinary collaborations prepare you for a world where you will inevitably work with people from all walks of life. Your live projects and assessments will get you accustomed to the importance of deadlines and working to specific briefs and tight specifications.

Module Details

MSc Product Design students study the following modules:

  • APD7006 Perception, Cognition, Emotion, and Context (20 credits)
  • APD7001 Product Development Principles and Practice (20 credits)
  • APD7004 Research Techniques and Principles (20 credits)
  • APD7003 Sustainability Issues in Design for Production (20 credits)
  • APD7005 User Testing and Evaluation (20 credits)
  • APD70008 Industrial Placement (20 credits)
  • APD7007 Major Project (60 credits)

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